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Record 30344

Reading Experience:

'Received a parcel from Elsie containing tobacco (most welcome), papers and a little book of war poems called [italics] Counter-attack [end italics] by Siegfried Sassoon. Very good and very outspoken, revealing things as they actually are, not as they are represented by the daily press. They will do old Glasspoole's heart good when he reads them.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 16 Sep 1918
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Busseboom
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Albert John Martin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender n/a
Date of Birth 3 Sep 1884
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Sapper, Royal Engineers; Admiralty clerk
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Siegfried Sassoon
Title: Counter-Attack and Other Poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 30344  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jack Martin
  Editor: Richard Van Emden
  Title: Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2009
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 235-236
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jack Martin, Richard Van Emden (ed.), Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin (London, 2009), p. 235-236,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:



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